79 °F

Decreasing Clouds


59 °F



84 °F


Thursday Night

59 °F

Mostly Cloudy, Chance of Rain

Technical Forecast Discussion Meet the Forecaster

Issued: 10am on Wednesday, August 16th 2023

Forecast Discussion

Today, Athens is in for some pleasant conditions. Temperatures in the high 70s will be accompanied by clear skies today due to a high-pressure system that has set up in the wake of the trough that brought our last couple of rounds of severe weather. Another deep, neutral trough is expected to push through our region on Thursday, bringing back the chance for some showers and possibly some thunderstorms Thursday night into Friday, but precipitation totals are not expected to be much, and showers will likely remain mostly isolated to somewhat scattered with this weak cold front setup. This trough will also bring some breezy conditions to the area due to the stronger jet pushing through.

Through the extended forecast period, a slight drop in temperatures is expected Friday after the passage of the cold front, but as the trough exits, a strong high-pressure system due to upper-level ridging is anticipated to set up over the Tennesee Valley region, bringing sunny and dry conditions to us. This will also mean a quick jump in temperatures, possibly reaching into the low 90s by the end of the weekend. These temperatures are expected to be above average for this time of year, and precipitation will also likely be below average through the next 6 to 10 days, according to the Climate Prediction Center. Enjoy this stretch of nice weather!


Detailed Forecast

Today it will be partly cloudy with no precipitation. Winds from the N calm. High 79°F

Tonight it will be clear with no precipitation. Winds calm. Low 59°F

Thursday it will be sunny with no precipitation. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. High 84°F

Thursday Night it will be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of isolated rain showers. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Low 59°F

Extended Forecast

Friday it will be sunny with no precipitation. High near 79°F with a low near 53°F

Saturday it will be sunny with no precipitation. High near 85°F with a low near 56°F

Sunday it will be sunny with no precipitation. High near 90°F with a low near 61°F